NCTV’s Foothill Films premieres local films Monday at Nevada Theatre |

NCTV’s Foothill Films premieres local films Monday at Nevada Theatre

NCTV's Foothill Films will debut local films at a red carpet event Monday, Oct. 5 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.
Ed Hensley |

Foothill Films 2015 will debut eight, 10-minute films that were written, produced, and filmed locally on Monday, Oct. 5.

A benefit for Nevada County Television (NCTV), the red carpet event begins at 6 p.m. at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City.

This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be Barry Friedman, four-time world juggling champion and six-time TED speaker.

Foothill Films celebrates the art of filmmaking in Nevada County. It starts off with a screenplay contest in January to encourage local writers to submit a 10-page script on any topic. NCTV offers screenwriting classes during the call for entries. The short stories are judged, and the top 10 winning screenwriters go on to a cast and crew call. Filming is done during the summer, and are due in mid-September. Everyone on the production team is a volunteer.

“From the first written word on the script to the last rolling credit on the big screen, Foothill Films combines all the elements of creating a movie,” states NCTV’s General Manager Cheryl Noble. “It’s a lot of hard work, and we are so grateful for the commitment and time the screenwriters and crew gave to getting their films done. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see the team work come to life on the silver screen.”

The winning screenplays that will premiere on October 5 are: Bruce Lazarus, “Seventy-Nine Cents;” Mitch Faatz, “Abigail;” Gary Logan, “The Curse of Gam Saan;” Brendan Brooks, “Today;” Matt Powers, “The Innocent;” Camille Beatrice Cadeaux Collings and Ezra Abernathy, “98.7;” Patricia Beckman, “Family Ties;” and Donna Cobb (a 2014 winner), “The Girl in the Photograph.”

Last year, Foothill Films 2014 received the Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Visual Arts award from the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.

Ticket prices are $15 and $25 for first-floor reserved seating. The balcony is sold out.

Tickets can be purchased weekdays at NCTV and also at the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce which is open daily.

For more ticket information on Foothill Films, call 530-272-8862 or visit

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